40 Years. A Selection of Writing from D&M by D&M Publishers

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The yr 2011 marks forty years of caliber autonomous publishing for D&M Publishers. To have a good time we now have created a unfastened e-book sampler of D&M classics. From Wade Davis's A gentle on the fringe of the World to David Suzuki's The Sacred Balance; Andrew Nikiforuk's Tar Sands and Emily Carr's Klee Wyck, and past, 40 Years: a range of Writing from D&M represents the superior publishing of the house's earlier 4 a long time. We invite you to obtain it for free and aid us have a good time our ruby anniversary! stopover at FortyYears.ca for information on how we are making plans to mark the celebration.

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The autumn damp would tighten her joints. She was midway through telling me a story about the Monkey King, who was being sent on another adventure by the Buddha. This time, the Monkey King took on the disguise of a lost boatman, and with his companion, Pig, they rode the back of a giant sea turtle to escape the fire-spouting River Dragon. “No one crosses my border,” Poh-Poh said, in the deep voice of the River Dragon. Boom... Boom... “It’s the front door,” I said, comfortable against Poh-Poh’s quilted jacket, listening.

Wong Bak had been sent from the British Columbia Interior by a group of small-town Chinese in a place called Yale. He was too old to live a solitary existence any longer. Someone in our Tong Association gave Father’s name as a possible Vancouver contact, because Old Wong might know Poh-Poh, who had once lived in the same ancestral district village. Most Chinatown people were from the dense villages of southern Kwangtung province, a territory racked by cycles of famine and drought. When the call for railroad workers came from labour contract brokers in Canada in the 1880s, every man who was able and capable left his farm and village to be indentured for dangerous work in the mountain ranges of the Rockies.

So, having tested each other’s trade-straightness, we began a long, long friendship—forty years. I have seen Sophie glad, sad, sick and drunk. ” That was Sophie’s ideal—being nice. Every year Sophie had a new baby. Almost every year she buried one. Her little graves were dotted all over the cemetery. I never knew more than three of her twenty-one children to be alive at one time. By the time she was in her early fifties every child was dead and Sophie had cried her eyes dry. Then she took to drink.

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